Department Head of Dramatic Arts, Artistic Director of CRT
Department of Dramatic Arts
802 Bolton Rd., Unit 1127
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1127
Vincent J. Cardinal, Artistic Director, Head, Dept. of Dramatic Arts. Mr. Cardinal joined the Dept. of Dramatic Arts in August, 2010. Most recently he served as the Associate Dean of Performing Arts at Adelphi University, Cardinal was the Chair of Theatre at the University of Miami and the Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre where his musical theatre productions garnered international attention. He served as the Director of the School of Theater and Head of the MFA Playwriting Program at Ohio University. Cardinal was the Director of off-Broadway‘s Circle Repertory Company School of Theater. He was also an Associate Artist with the Circle Repertory Company and a member of its LAB. He graduated in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored with the ASCAP-Cole Porter Award for Best-Collected Work.
His play, The Colorado Catechism, premiered at Circle Repertory Company. The Los Angeles production of the play garnered actors Timothy Daly and Amy Van Nostrand Dramalogue Awards for Best Performances. Cardinal’s play King Dusyanta: A Tale from Kalidasa premiered, under his direction, at the Oasis Theater Company. It starred Broadway legend André DeShields. Cardinal directed Eileen Gallindo’s Multicultural Disorder for Next Stage — off-Broadway showcase, Joe Fox’s new play Prism View at New Dramatists and Paul Corrigan’s Queens Blvd. in a commercial off-Broadway run. He helmed Steve Hayes’ Hollywood Reunion for its New York and regional productions and will direct the premiere of Steve Hayes: Tired Old Queen at the Movies LIVE, based on the popular YouTube series, which Cardinal produces and directs. He has directed 80 productions from coast to coast; premieres under his direction include Killing El Cid by Dan Shea and Disengaged by Anita Gabrowsek.